Brinda Karat demands criminal prosecution of cops violating laws
New Delhi: As the five-year-old rape victim was battling for her life at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Saturday lashed out at the Delhi Police for refusing to file the FIR in the first instance and trying to bribe the parents of the girl to keep silent, and demanded that the men in uniform violating the laws should be criminally prosecuted.
"The issue I would like to raise is the issue of the terrible brutal rape of this child in Delhi. It makes one wonder where Indian society is going to because the role of the Delhi Police in this entire incident has been absolutely outrageous and highly objectionable. Instead of immediately lodging the FIR and providing help to the family, the police did the opposite," said Karat.
"They refused to file the FIR in the first instance. They tried to bribe the mother and the father of this brutalized child and they delayed the help, which was required. These policemen should have been suspended. What we are saying is that criminally prosecute them and send them to jail. Unless policemen who violate the law are sent to jail, you are not going to get a strong message to the police force," she added.
The family of the child, who was raped by her neighbour after holding her captive for four days, yesterday alleged that the cops had offered them Rs 2,000 to hush up the case and they made insensitive remarks. The charges have been denied by the police.
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